New Oil Slick

Subject: New Oil Slick
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 23:51:47 +1000 (EST)
Word is filtering through about a large oil slick near ASHMORE REEF, west 
of Darwin, NT.  Nobody seems to be saying much, but two sources have been 
suggested: (A) lost / dumped from an unknown vessel; or (B) released from 
on shore.  This does not bode well for marine life and birds around the 
reef.  Can anyone tell us more - and more about the nature of the reef 

On a brighter note, the Point Hinchinbrook Resort development has not had 
everything its own way.  Developer Keith Williams has been told that he 
may NOT clear mangroves to build a beach.  The Queensland Government gave 
the project an OK, but Federal Conservation Minister John Fawlkner (sp.?) 
stepped in and vetoed the plan.  I believe that the mangroves are listed 
under certain environmental protection conventions.

Russell Woodford  15.9.95

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